The Art of Dissent

The Art of Dissent celebrates the power of artistic engagement and inspired resistance in Czechoslovakia before and after the 1968 Soviet-led invasion. The documentary’s main protagonists – playwright Václav Havel, banned singer Marta Kubišová, and the underground rock group the Plastic People of the Universe – became the most recognizable dissidents during the 1970-80s. Havel fused literary, rock and roll, political and philosophical worlds into a hybrid network that eventually toppled the totalitarian regime.

Dates: Thursday, August 27 – Thursday, September 3
Time: All hours
Access to the film: Fest Pass or Ticket

Director: James Le Sueur
Writer: James Le Sueur
Producer: James Le Sueur, David Hanzal, Jakub Mahler, Mariana Čapková, Arpi Siyahian, & Vítek Bělohradský

Genre: Documentary feature
Length: 105 min
Location: Czech Republic, United Kingdom, United States
Language: Czech [w/English subtitles], English